With the last weekend of the summer just a few days away there are many ways to enjoy Steamboat before kids head back to school, Labor Day Weekend finds us and the leaves on the Aspen trees fully start to turn their beautiful fall colors. Two big events this weekend include the last concert of the Free Summer Concert Series and the 3rd Annual Steamboat Triathlon.

The Free Summer Concert Series, which is open to all ages, and family-friendly, will be held at the Howelsen Hill Amphitheater in downtown Steamboat Springs. The Friday, August 24th concert is the last of the summer series featuring Pato Banton. The concert will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a warm-up band. About the venue: All concerts this summer take place at Howelsen Hill, Colorado’s oldest ski area in continuous use. Howelsen serves as a perfect natural amphitheater set at the base of its historic jumps and is just a few minutes walk from the heart of downtown Steamboat Springs. Concerts feature several food and drink vendors, cold beer and kids activities in a relaxing mountain setting for music lovers of all ages, and great fun for the whole family.

On Sunday August 26th, the beauty and grandeur of the Yampa Valley and Steamboat Springs welcome the triathlon world with the 3rd Annual Steamboat Triathlon. With spectacular mountains as a backdrop, triathletes will swim ¾ mile in beautiful Lake Catamount, ride 20 miles on mostly flat paved roads, and end with a 4-mile run on mixed pavement and dirt roads. The event, which is put on by 5430 Sports events, prove that the Steamboat Springs Triathlon will be more than just a “local fun run.” Nothing quite like taking advantage of the great outdoors in Northwest Colorado.